(published in the Santa Barbara News-Press on 6/18/14)
Last week, I sat down with the Foxen Boys – Dick Doré and winemaker Bill Wathen – to share a bottle of their just-released 2013 Rosé of Mourvedre ($25). Made with fruit sourced from Vogelzang Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA and crushed in their solar winery the old-fashioned way (by foot), it marks their fifth rosé production. This is idyllic summer sipping, with strawberries on the nose and refreshing watermelon on the palate. For every bottle you buy during the month of June, Foxen will donate $1 to the Santa Barbara Breast Cancer Resource Center. A $1 gift will also be made for each sale of their pink-on-grey “Real Men Drink Pink” and "Real Women Drink Pink" t-shirts. Find all three at www.foxenvineyard.com.
Want more? Click here to listen to the Foxen Boys talk about this rosé and much more on the Dirt Don't Lie podcast, part of the multimedia Vintage 2014 project in Santa Barbara wine country. And be sure to download the free app for iPhone and Android -- search "Dirt Don't Lie."